Arthur danto , who has died aged 89, was a hugely influential commentator on art having proclaimed the end of art history, he expounded a philosophy that helped create art and museum culture as. Arthur c danto remembered life with art, lydia goehr arthur danto once told me that having been born on the first day of the year (the year was 1924) he felt obliged to do something important. What is it to be a work of art renowned author and critic arthur c danto addresses this fundamental, complex question part philosophical monograph and part memoiristic meditation, what art is challenges the popular interpretation that art is an indefinable concept, instead bringing to light the. One nation under god documentary review essays human dignity essay jamshedpur positive thinking essay writing zip codes, religion vs spirituality essays on poverty essay on my last holiday trip essay on buddha in kannada research paper about lady macbeth.
Arthur danto's work has always affirmed a deep relationship between philosophy and art these essays explore this relationship through a number of concrete cases in which either artists are driven by philosophical agendas or their art is seen as solving philosophical problems in visual terms. Danto and art criticism the end of art could be matched by the end of knowledge, the end of action, the end of history, and the end of religion, which gave. The article offers comparative analysis of two models of thinking about the end of the art history thesis these models are proposed by the philosopher and art critic arthur danto and by the art historian hans belting, the analysis refers both models to their artistic contexts as well as to the different artistic and intellectual traditions they belong to. Philosopher and art critic arthur c danto, who famously declared the end of art history, died from heart failure on oct 25 at the age of 89 a professor emeritus at new york's columbia university and the former art critic of the nation (1984-2009), danto published over 30 books, including beyond.
The warhol museum mourns the loss of a brilliant mind whom many of us were fortunate to call a colleague, arthur danto, who passed on october 25, 2013 his perspectives on art shaped the aesthetic discourse of his times from about 1993-95, danto was a member of the museum's advisory committee. Arthur danto's wiki: arthur coleman danto (january 1, 1924 - october 25, 2013) was an american art critic and philosopher he is best known for having been influential, long-time art critic for the nation and for his work in philosophical aesthetics and philosophy of history. Arthur danto, after the end of art theres no general agreement on what art is and what is not as danto argues in his book after the end of art nowadays you can no longer tell whether something is art by simply looking at it. Arthur c danto is the johnsonian professor of philosophy emeritus at columbia university and art critic for the nation his many books include narration and knowledge , after the end of art , nietzsche as philosopher , and art in the historical present , which won the national book critics circle award.
Arthur danto was an art critic for the nation from 1984 to 2009, and also published numerous articles in other journals in addition, he was an editor of the journal of philosophy and a contributing editor of the naked punch review and artforum. By arthur c danto princeton university press read the review introduction: modern, postmodern, and contemporary at roughly the same moment, but quite in ignorance of one another's thought, the german art historian hans belting and i both published texts on the end of art(1) each of us had arrived at a vivid sense that some momentous historical shift had taken place in the productive. The philosophy of arthur c danto offers danto's intellectual autobiography and responds to essays by 27 of the keenest critics of his thought from the worlds of philosophy and the arts the book includes 16 pages of color art reproductions.
Arthur coleman danto (born january 1, 1924  is an american art critic and philosopher he is best known as the influential, long-time art critic for the nation and for his work in philosophical aesthetics and philosophy of history, though he has contributed significantly to a number of fields. Arthur danto, the artworld, abq chapter 3, pp 33-44 preface: danto attacks socrates and plato's view of art as imitation (mimesis0 or a mirrorhe calls this the imitation theory or it. Arthur danto (1924-2013) was an american art historian, critic and thinker, author of many books on aesthetics, art, and philosophy he was president of american society for aesthetics, vice president and president of the american philosophical association, editor of journal of philosophy and a regular contributor to naked punch review and.
Arthur danto con demetrio paparoni arthur coleman danto ( ann arbor , 1º gennaio 1924 - new york , 25 ottobre 2013 ) è stato un critico d'arte statunitense indice. This essay is a shortened version of a lecture given at the exhibition, arthur c danto's woodblock prints: capturing art and philosophy, at the southern illinois university at carbondale from august 24 to october 1, 2010. Arthur's my life as a philosopher, an essay published in the library of living philosophers (volume xxxiiithe philosophy of arthur c danto, chicago, 2013) presents the story of his public life in a characteristically lucid way. Designate his end-of-art thesis, and it appears very near the beginning of the published version of his lectures on aesthetics - his vorlesungen uber die aesthetic - delivered for the fourth and final time in the winter semester of 1828, at the university of berlin.